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GM, too, removes parts to weigh pickups, boost payload ratings

31 July, 2014 - 02:09
GM says it deletes heavy items such as the rear bumper from certain pickups when it weighs them in order to boost the vehicles' maximum payload ratings.

Lexus' plans exclude China plant

31 July, 2014 - 00:13
Lexus has no plans to join the rush of carmakers manufacturing in China because it has to learn to crawl in that market before it runs, a top executive says.

Chrysler recalls nearly 30,000 Fiat 500L cars for airbag glitch

30 July, 2014 - 23:28
Chrysler Group is recalling 29,500 Fiat 500L cars from the 2014-15 model years to replace knee airbags that may not deploy in the correct position if the driver is not wearing a seatbelt.

Mitsubishi's quarterly profit gains paced by Europe

30 July, 2014 - 23:14
Europe was Mitsubishi's most profitable region in the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, the company said today.

Automakers seek delay on pedestrian-alert systems for hybrids, EVs

30 July, 2014 - 22:18
Automakers, citing delays at NHTSA, want the agency to postpone rules that would require hybrids and electric vehicles to be equipped with pedestrian-alert systems.

Toyota luxury boss says sub-$30K car 'wouldn't be a Lexus'

30 July, 2014 - 22:10
A senior Lexus executive said that a car priced below $30,000 would not be worthy of the brand, in an indirect dig at German rivals who have been moving downmarket.

Audi CEO vows efficiency drive to enhance margins, report says

30 July, 2014 - 21:45
Audi plans steps to boost efficiency and lower costs on all operating levels, according to a senior company source, as the luxury carmaker struggles to raise output and profit margins.

Germany's ZF in advanced talks to buy TRW for near $12 billion, report says

30 July, 2014 - 20:22
Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen AG is in advanced talks to acquire TRW Automotive for nearly $12 billion, in a deal that would create an automotive supply powerhouse, people familiar with the matter told Reuters today.

Germany's ZF in advanced talks to buy TRW for near $12 billion, report says

30 July, 2014 - 20:22
Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen AG is in advanced talks to acquire TRW Automotive for nearly $12 billion, in a deal that would create an automotive supply powerhouse, people familiar with the matter told Reuters today.

GM resumes pickup output at Indiana plant

30 July, 2014 - 19:53
Production resumed today at one of GM's three pickup plants after being idled because of an interruption in sheetmetal supplies, the company said.

GM, short of sheetmetal, idles pickup output at Ind. plant

30 July, 2014 - 19:53
Production at one of General Motors' three pickup plants has been idled because of an interruption in sheetmetal supplies, the company said today.

Jaguar touts aluminum features on upcoming XE

30 July, 2014 - 19:35
Jaguar Land Rover is touting the aluminum features on its upcoming Jaguar XE sedan, promising it will be the most fuel efficient vehicle in brand history.

Marchionne says he is open to new alliances but won't sell Alfa Romeo

30 July, 2014 - 18:10
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne reiterated that Alfa Romeo will not be sold but said he remains open to forming alliances with other carmakers if it helps cut costs.

Redesigned Mercedes-Benz C-class sedan packed with new tech

30 July, 2014 - 17:38
Mercedes-Benz is vying for the luxury compact crown with the redesigned 2015 C-class sedan, equipped with new technology and features trickled down from the S-class flagship.

Hyundai recalls 883,000 Sonata sedans to repair transmission-shift cable

30 July, 2014 - 15:06
Hyundai is recalling about 883,000 Sonata sedans in the United States and Puerto Rico because a potentially defective transmission-shift cable could increase the risk of a crash.

Penske Q2 net income rises 18% on strong gains in all segments

30 July, 2014 - 14:30
Penske Automotive Group's second-quarter net income rose 18 percent from the year-earlier period on higher new- and used-vehicle unit sales.

Fiat targets improved Chrysler margins to meet '14 profit goal

30 July, 2014 - 12:33
Fiat plans to review leasing and incentive practices in North America to boost margins and meet global full-year earnings targets after second-quarter operating profit in the region fell 18 percent, despite a 7 percent rise in sales.

Fiat reports fall in Q2 profit

30 July, 2014 - 12:33
Fiat, preparing for shareholders to vote on its merger with Chrysler Group in two days, reported a fall in second-quarter operating profit as a better performance from its luxury brands and its Asia and European operations failed to offset weak...

VW closes gap on Toyota's global sales lead

30 July, 2014 - 09:02
Volkswagen is closing in on Toyota as the global leader in vehicle sales, with a rapid expansion drive in China while Toyota curbs growth to focus on shoring up quality.

Small cars struggle in latest round of IIHS crash tests

30 July, 2014 - 07:01
Small cars performed poorly in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, with the four-door Mini Cooper Countryman receiving the only good rating of 12 cars evaluated.

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